The IGS UK is the UK chapter of the International Geosynthetic Society.

The aims of the IGS UK chapter are to collect and distribute knowledge about geosynthetics & their applications by facilitating conferences, symposiums, evening presentations & research in order to promote the advancement of the state of the art of geosynthetics & to improve the communication and understanding of geosynthetic products between designers, manufacturers and users of the products.

Upcoming Events

Mar
9
Tue
IGS UK: BGA Invitational: Geosynthetics in Hong Kong Landfills @ Online
Mar 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

BGA Invitational: Geosynthetics in Hong Kong Landfills

Speakers: John Cowland (GeoSystems Ltd.)

EVENING LECTURE
Tuesday 9th March 2021
Online lecture start: 5pm.

Webex details in attached flyer: IGS UK – BGA Flyer – International Lecture John Cowland 9Mar21

Synopsis:

John Cowland was assigned the task of introducing the first liner into solid waste landfills in Hong Kong in 1986. He has been passionate about geosynthetics ever since.

Hong Kong landfills are some of the biggest in the world and they are located in steep valleys. In this presentation John will describe his work on lining steep slopes and also using large geogrid reinforced fill structures to increase the void space in the landfills

About the Speaker:
Hong Kong landfills are some of the biggest in the world and they are located in steep valleys. In this presentation John will describe his work on lining steep slopes and also using large geogrid reinforced fill structures to increase the void space in the landfills.

John Cowland is an Independent Geotechnical Engineering Consultant, based in Hong Kong, who has provided advice to more than 60 government and private sector clients throughout the Asia Pacific region on geotechnical, environmental and geosynthetic projects.

John was a Council Member of the IGS from 2000 to 2014 and he is a Past Chairman of AGS HK.  He is also a member of the ISSMGE Technical Committee TC215 on Environmental Geotechnics and TC 221 on Tailings and Mine Waste. John has published over 50 technical papers on geosynthetics and geotechnical engineering.

IGS UK – BGA Flyer – International Lecture John Cowland 9Mar21

Event Link: https://ice-org.webex.com/iceorg/onstage/g.php?MTID=ecb23a10da8d3c2f7d892427a3631c85d

Event password: BGA1

Apr
22
Thu
IGS UK: Comparative LCA of Geosynthetics versus Conventional Construction Materials @ Online
Apr 22 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

IGS UK Chapter & European Association of Geosynthetic Manufacturers (EAGM)

 “COMPARATIVE LCA OF GEOSYNTHETICS versus CONVENTIONAL CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS”

Synopsis

On behalf of the European Association of Geosynthetic product Manufacturers (EAGM) a study was presented with 4 comparisons of conventional constructions in comparison with geosynthetic constructions. In this study the impact of nine impact category indicators for e.g. Cumulative Energy Demand (CED) was compared for both construction technologies (conventional vs. geosynthetic).

Similar work was done by different Manufactures for other cases and one more example will be presented.

 

About the Speaker

Henning Ehrenberg has worked more than 30 years in the geosynthetic business, mainly in Quality Management / Quality Assurance and in R&D.

Henning is a member of IGS and has been working over 15 years in different national and international standardization committees for e.g. CEN TC 189 and ISO TC 221 and is leading the technical working group of the European Association of Geosynthetic product Manufacturers (EAGM).

 

Jun
24
Thu
IGS UK: Gas Resistant Membranes – Where Civil Engineering Meets Construction @ Online
Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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IGS UK is the official United Kingdom Chapter of the International Geosynthetics Society (IGS).

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